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Jan 8, 2010 2:00am EST
works. obviously the big story is the climate story and what happened in copenhagen a few weeks ago. i have been astonished watching the globals then after the copenhagen meeting. what happened there is perceived completely differently in europe than it is here and in utterly differently in india then it is in europe, so if you track the flow of blogs and columns that are coming across on this, the assessment ranges from catastrophe to success. my sense of the story is there were actually to copenhagen meetings. there was a formal treaty negotiation that has been going on a essentially since the united states framework convention on climate change was ratified by 190 some nations back in the early 1990's and culminated in copenhagen, and there was a very brief 12-hour head of state negotiation that took place at the end of the copenhagen meeting. the first negotiation, the formal one, failed. the second one, i will talk about that a little more in a moment but i want to give you some background to understand what was happening there. every discussion of international climate change neg
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2010 11:00pm EST
such as spike its coverage not just copenhagen but it is going up and up and it seems we're doing something right and that is because the staff is so committed to speaking to journalists were in the old days they would sit in the office and do research. they are still doing that now but now they are more willing to talk to the press and that makes me happy also be cuss number one, we have a tremendous communications staff is an honor to work with it is like madmen without the cigarettes and booze. we have a leadership from the first-rate bert -- board fell lets us do what we want to do just like bloomberg president and steve ross miami dolphins owner, and al gore and i can go on. third we have a president who, for years, has been telling our staff which is growing to communicate and do it well. it is great to be with you and our great staff. before i call up jonathan lash to speak just a couple of logistical things. turnoff yourself of. he will speak half of the times "60 minutes" then open it up to answering your questions. you have myself end jessica over there in the black will have micr
CSPAN
Jan 3, 2010 8:00am EST
in copenhagen in december. in hopenhagen. [laughter] i love that. i am optimistic and more so now than ever before. this is the most important moral problem of our time, and i believe that with with your help and all of us working together that we are on our way to solving it. the political will is developing, and state by state the across the united states laws are being made to restrict carbon dioxide. there are 900 mayors who have formed a coalition, and many governor thes have come together -- governors have come together with commitments to curb carbon emissions. renales like the northeast and in the northwest. they have set their own standards. they're not waiting for the federal government. individual cities are committing to drastic cuts in electricity through energy efficiency and creating ways to invest in renewable energy. the youth are mobilizing, and large corporations are calling on the government to regulate greenhouse gases. many of them, many of these large businesses are leaving the u.s. chamber of commerce. now, you may have seen recently in the news that one -- there wer
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2010 12:00pm EST
those are not the number one issues for them. why is it important to flight to copenhagen, not once but twice? so i'm not saying that to be smarty, so much as i am asking question, why aren't we listening to people when they say they are starting for jobs lexa they're looking for economic rebounds. why do we look at the 16 million plus women in this country who currently owns all or part of a small business, and think of the untold millions of other american women who would love to harness their entrepreneurial spirit and create a little bit of a nest egg in flexibility and ownership for their small businesses? why can't we allow them just to flourish rather than try to suffocate them from the beginning? and so i want to read some of these numbers do you. i'm looking at over 30 crosstabs right here, and we compiled this from a number of national and publicly released poll so that the sample size is taken from over 3000 people in each of the three month periods between january 2009 and january of 2000. over a full year now. president obama's approval ratings have declined among every
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2010 7:00am EST
disappointing finish to the copenhagen conference, what action can my right honorable friend tell us he'll be taking in order to keep the momentum up on this absolutely vital task of tackling climate change? >> mr. speaker, for the first time the world was able to agree that we should not have a climate change policy that didn't address the problems of rising temperatures. and the 2% limit was agreed by all countries. we also have agreement that countries will notify us what they will do by 2020 and what they will do by january 1st. we are obviously pressing for countries to be in a position where they can reduce the number of gigatons in carbon and greenhouse emissions from the mid-50s to the mid-40s but we have not yet got the international treaty that we need and we have not yet got the announcement from all countries that they support the 50% reduction by 2050. that is what is the work to still be done and i agree with her we must all talk to those countries that were reluctant to come in to these talks with the view of getting a treaty to persuade them that a treaty is necessary. i
CSPAN
Jan 17, 2010 4:00pm EST
for human beings? and means we may not be able to stop this. we may go to copenhagen and we may say, let's vote for this or let's vote to vote for this at some other time. let's cap emissions. let's see if we can slow this down. that the chances are we won't. the chances are we won't -- there won't be coming out of copenhagen a massive intention to stop global warming. meanwhile, talking about it but it's not going to happen easily or quickly. so while we are looking eyecare is not necessarily the elimination of human race. but we're still looking at the elimination of the polar bear. this is the cover of newsweek. the polar god itself with a lot of effort and with a lot of congregationalists. got himself a twist in agony endangered species, which means you cannot shoot them in the united states. people can shoot them in canada and in russia and england, but you can shoot them in america. you can't bring the carcass of the polar bear you shot them roust into the united states. i met someone in the united states was on this this very trip that i'm about to tell you about. we were on the s
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2010 9:00am EST
that it is really a problem, and i think also, the really effective work that was done in copenhagen and trying to get the chinese and the indians in particular on board, because that's a big argument that the opponents make, is that, you know, we're going to do all this, we're going to, you know, raise our energy prices, we're going to make it harder to do business and then china and india are going to go take advantage of that and use that as a competitive advantage and we're going to lose more jobs, so -- but there are lots and lots of examples on both sides of effective messaging and ineffective and i think professor griffin will talk about that later. he'll probably give you a lot more insight into it too. yeah. >> we talked about -- [inaudible] -- if so, why and if you've seen advantages or disadvantages to that or not being a federally registered lobbyist and working through them instead. >> well, i've only been doing this for two years and in the two years i've been doing it, the rules have been very clear, so you know, there is -- there's really not much gray in what i do. you know, i'
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2010 6:00am EST
the stage for further cooperation with china in preparation for the copenhagen conference on climate change. he discussed exchange rates and trade, clean energy, military to military exchanges, human rights, and stopping the spread of nuclear weapons. we outline the key of compliments of the visit in a joint statement issued by president obama and president hu jintao on november 17. it has been said before that in order to get china right, you have to get the region right. the united states is a vital contributor to asian security and economic prosperity. our active presence in asia helps promote regional security and stability. we intend to deepen our engagement and strengthen our leadership in the region by strengthening our commitments to allies and partners, and enhancing our involvement in regional institutions. and the secretary addressed these issues, as well as our presence in the region, in an important speech in honolulu yesterday. the president's trip to china demonstrates that fact in the region demonstrate the importance we place on east asia which remains vital to u.s. securit
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2010 11:00pm EST
of copenhagen he walked into a meeting supposed to be a bilateral with china, the chinese were trying to elevate him and he broke in and sat next to llewelyn from brazil, changed the game and got the deal, the five power deal with ever and it's perfectly fits this narrative of obama savings the day of what would have been complete disaster and i don't want to get into great detail but i've noticed this in the cuba policy i tracked closely even up to two or three days before the summit of the americas jeffrey, ambassador, former ambassador to mexico was essentially delivering, excuse this, richard, the neoconservative line of latin america. there was no evidence they were willing to say to diprete position where obama is coming. when he got the portfolio 180-degree shift in the direction comes of this is interesting you set up one attention challenges you got to be losing terribly to get his attention but when you do get his attention there is a very need almost to actually fundamentally change the dynamics and feel that and when you get this access show the narrative in the stories. >> i judge t
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2010 11:00pm EST
is the security of the citizens. >> thank you mr. speaker. given the disappointing finish to the copenhagen conference what action can my honorable friend tell us he will be taking in order to keep the momentum up on this absolutely vital task of climate change? >> mr. speaker, for the first time the world was able to agree that we should not have a climate change policy that did not address the problems of rising temperatures and the 2% limit was agreed by all countries. we also have agreement countries will notify what they will do by 2020 and they've got to do so by january 31st. we are obviously pressing countries to be in the position they can reduce the amount of gigatons in carbon and greenhouse gas emissions from the mid 50's in 2020 to the mid 40's and there has been a great transparency achieved with every country agreeing to report what they are doing that we have not yet got the international duty that we need and we haven't yet got the announcement from all countries they support the 50% reduction by 2015. that is what is still to be done and i agree we must not talk to all tho
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2010 5:00pm EST
not only the grain economy but the climate change problem. the failure of the copenhagen meeting conference was not only partly a question the difficulties to agree on goals among the different players, but also behind this the fact that it is a huge amount of resources to do something attractive and, you know, people are talking about a billion a year figure when you listen to what has been said by the main leaders in copenhagen that you have 1 million plus one plus one in 1015, but so it's another magnitude if we really want to address this problem it is as big for the future of mankind as many say and i do believe is true there we need to find more innovative ways of financing and certainly from this point of view the input of of the imf may be helpful. well, thank you very much. i'm sorry to keep peace so late. [applause] the u.s. house returns tomorrow afternoon new economic stimulus totals are in, this week's market 11 months as president of, if the recovery act into law. of the $787 billion allowed more than $315 billion have been committed to states. up to 2 billion from last week h
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2010 6:00am EST
of london or manchester, or copenhagen or paris. and so it's very hard than with the multiple theaters at play when we're talking about the terrorism threat of the 21st century, to say we're in one paradigm or the other. and i think one of the things we have failed collectively as an american society to do is to decide how we're going to deal with this threat. and to deal with it in a way that, not only appears legitimate perhaps to the international committee, but is it constitutionally legitimate. much of the debate in a prior administration surrounded the military commissions act and the military commissions, but i think the larger question of how to deal with known terrorist actors who are trained, connected to this international network, but against whom we may not have sufficient evidence to present in a criminal context or even a military commission context, what do you do about those threats. remained initiative and useful yesterday in the president's address where the president said, that with respect to the many detainees and ensemble, given the conditions on the ground in ye
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2010 8:30am EST
of ambassadors in copenhagen were meeting at every session for the end of ramadan, and decided jointly to write a letter of protest also to the danish, they were not protesting the newspaper. in fact, weren't even really at protesting the 12 cartoons but their concern was the tone of debate regarding muslims in denmark, including some statements made by a minister, cultural minister, minister. the prime minister at the time of course as you probably know secretary-general of nato. eventually within, by october 25, the egyptian government informed the danish ambassador in cairo that the egyptian government intended to complain to the united nations about the danish government's failure to protect muslims in denmark. by december 7, 2005, a decision was made at a meeting of the organization of islamic conference, a 56 member state, organization, to promote trade against the denmark. through january and early february, political authorities in the middle east became involved, became aware of the conflict, papers starting writing about it. and by february and march, the global demonstrations broke o
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2010 2:00am EST
of the copenhagen meeting conference was not only a question of the integrity to agree on the goals and the different players, but also behind this the fact that it is a huge amount of resources to do something effect to and, you know, people are talking about 100 billion a year. that is a figure when you listen to what has been said and copenhagen europe 1 quintillion plus one plus one plus ten plus 15. so it's about the magnitude. and if we really want to address this problem as it has been for the future as many say to believe it is true, then we need to find more innovative ways of financing >> good evening. my name is leon, a fellow at agi and it is my pleasure to welcome you to this bradley lecture, the first of the new year and to extend a special welcome also to those of you joining us to the wonderful efforts of c-span. the next bradley lecture will take place on monday, february 8 when professor gerard alexander of the university of virginia will speak on the topic, to liberals know best, intellectual self-confidence and it claims to a monopoly of knowledge. it is for me a
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2010 12:00pm EST
instance, the president of the united states removes himself to copenhagen to bring home the chicago olympics. it removes himself to copenhagen for climate change. he removes himself to oslo to receive a prize, but he doesn't show up in berlin on the 20th anniversary of an event of biblical proportion, one that i'm sure most of us in the room would never imagine we would ever see. that shows you how he sees the world, reinforces that quotation. i mean, i could have used one of dozens. but the one i chose it from was the address of the general assembly, in which you can see his priorities. and to speak of the cold war divisions, sort of arbitrary and not to see how rooted they were in the fundamental values of the united states and the west, as cleavages of some obsolete conflict, is simply staggering. but it tells you a lot about his worldview. and i thought the berlin event was very, very telling. particularly, as you say, leaving out the great figures that reagan, thatcher, pope john paul, sharansky, sakharov, and others. gorbachev was the hapless caretaker. to his credit come he d
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2010 5:00pm EST
korea, and afghanistan. the president said the stage for further cooperation in copenhagen on climate change. he discussed exchange rates and trade, clean energy, military-to-military education changes, human rights, and stopping the right of spread of the nuclear weapons. in a joint statement issued by president obama and jintao. in order to get china right, you have to get the region right. this is the vital to economic prosperity. our act of presence helps promote regional security and stability. we intend to deepen our engagement and strengthen by strengthening our commitments to allies and partners and enhancing our involvement in regional institutions. the secretary addressed these issues as well as our presence in the region in an important speech in honolulu yesterday. the president's trip to china -- and the region, demonstrated the importance we place on east asia which remains vital to u.s. security and prosperity. in the november joint statement, the chinese recognize the positive role that the united states plays by saying they welcome the united states has a an asia-paci
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2010 6:00am EST
, is in africa completely and utterly -- >> that was copenhagen, not after. >> no, sir. >> if you think you're defending that we should have found -- should have been alerted to this individual, then -- >> senator, i apologize. >> okay. has anyone been held a couple? >> we have reviewed a number of people. >> admiral blair? >> you and i have a navy background, senator mccain, and you know that you do to sort of investigations when something bad is that the first is a safety investigation to fix the parts of the system that you get the word out and it doesn't happen again. the second is the accountability of part of the investigation. >> actually it's been my expect when the captain of the ship does something wrong, something goes wrong on his watch, the captain is relating the leader to don't go off without to the uss missouri, sir. >> the captain is sometimes really does sometimes he isn't. >> the captain is relieved until such time he is clear. i would be glad to go over naval history with you. my question is, has anybody been held accountable? >> we're doing investigations now so we don'
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2010 11:00pm EST
there was any disagreement amongst the countries of copenhagen that allowed the pitcher rise above 2 degrees by 2015. it would be something the would be very serious indeed and therefore, the major countries in the world and not all countries except that at the conclusion and are working within that. the key issue now is for the countries to make the cut ends as they promised to do to the national plan for climate change target's and make them public and internationally registered so that we can bring people together probably in the next few months to see what progress we can make on getting a final climate change agreement. i will take two more. yes. >> brann willson from the sun. returning to the aplington keys to talk to the importance of learning lessons from this case. we now have a specific proposal on the table to allow full publication's reviews protecting the anonymity of the children and witnesses. are you prepared to change your mind and back of that proposal? >> i think the you have got to get to the background of what's happened here before you drawback to that conclusion. all o
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2010 8:00pm EST
is it important to fly to copenhagen not once by twice for the a global warming conference in the middle of a blizzard. i'm not saying that to be snarky so much as i'm asking the question. why aren't we listening to people with they say they are starving for jobs. they are looking for economic rebound. why don't we look at the 16 million plus women who currently own all or part of a small business and think of the untold millions of other american women who would love to harness their spirit and create a nest egg end flexibility and ownership for their small businesses. why can't be allow them just to flourish rather than trying to suffocate them from the beginning? and so i want to read some of these numbers to you. i'm looking at over 30 cross tabs right here. and we've compiled this from a number of national and publicly released polls so that the sample size is taken from over 3,000 people in the each of the 3-month periods between january '09 and january of 2010. over a full year now. president obama approval ratings have designed among every single group with the exception of afric
CSPAN
Jan 19, 2010 9:00am EST
such as the u.n. human rights council. and most recently the copenhagen climate change conference. which demonstrated spectacularly the factualist of structures, the lack of common purpose, common interest and governance. the internationalist institutions and paper agreements seems to leave no lasting impression. did we really learn nothing from the early 20th century experience with its repeated and doomed attempts to regulate the capital ships of the great powers through naval conferences? did we really learn nothing from the kellogg pact who's signatories incidentally included germany and japan? that abolished war forever. an absurdity that won the u.s. secretary of state frank kellogg the nobel peace prize of 1929. sound familiar? but at least kellogg got it for an actually signed useless treaty. [laughter] >> obama got it for the merely imagined useless treaties. most notably the one he has been insisting on from prague to new york on universal nuclear disarmament. the depth of obama's naive internationalism can be seen in his pursuit of this deeply unserious goal. the most dramatic
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2010 12:00pm EST
with leaders of various nations, economic summits. we recently had the climate change summit in copenhagen. any thoughts by this administration or any a of his counterparts overseas to having some sort of antiterrorism summit in the near future or in the future? >> guest: you ├▒know, there's ben some speculation on that front. the u.k. -- sometimes summits come as a result of leaders who are in trouble. so you might have, you know, somebody in europe -- to host some kind of summit to be able to bring all these leaders forward and show that they're doing something. >> host: our last call for evan perez comes from segoville, texas, james on our line for republicans. go ahead. >> i'm wondering why we're so concerned about the air traffic  if i were a terrorist i would hop a ship and go to latin america or canada and really do some damage. i can't7(w believe that they do do something about our borders before they start all this crap about the air traffic. i know it's the fastest mode of transportation but the surest way would be like i said. and another thing, why are you having so much democrats
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2010 12:00pm EST
days about what we're going to do. >> mr. speaker, during in mind the failure of copenhagen and the current weather cycle which clearly educate a cooling trend [laughter] [crowd shouting] while the prime minister -- will the prime minister -- >> order. the more noise the less progress made. >> will the prime minister reconsider the proposed wasteful expenditure of 100 alien pounds on offshore wind which will be delivering sufficient energy and result in excessively exorbitant charges for electricity users area >> mr. speaker, the idea to take a lead on climate change when they can't even convince their own backbench what is necessary. mr. speaker, they can't make up their mind about nuclear. now i'm not sure when we are the leading power in the world for offshore wind. we will soon be making announcements that will make it clear that massive numbers of jobs will come as a result of offshore wind. it is a right policy of were going to have 15 renewable by 2020. i cannot understand well the conservative energy policy comes from if they take out nuclear and they take out offsho
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